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Selected aspects of tobacco control in Bulgaria: policy review.

Authors
  • Loubeau, Patricia R
Type
Published Article
Journal
Central European journal of public health
Publication Date
Mar 01, 2012
Volume
20
Issue
1
Pages
68–74
Identifiers
PMID: 22571023
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

This paper seeks to outline the challenges of tobacco consumption control in the transitional economy of Bulgaria. It focuses on issues of taxation, high unemployment, and smuggling while attempting to meet European Union (EU) requirements for tobacco control legislation that reduces smoking consumption. The issue of tobacco control is not a simple one and requires a multi-pronged approach. While Bulgaria has made some progress in adopting legislation, it needs to strengthen its efforts in terms of enforcement, stronger legislation and increased taxation of cigarettes.

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